LPD: Woman had marijuana hidden in crotch, PCP-dipped cigar in bra

Lawanna Bogan (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Lawanna Bogan (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - After a Lufkin Police officer arrested a 32-year-old woman for a drug-related parole violation, she was allegedly found with marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia hidden in her clothes and on her person Tuesday morning.

When Lawanna Dynell Bogan, of Lufkin, was transported to the Angelina County Jail, a body cavity search allegedly revealed that she had a PCP-dipped cigar hidden on her person.

Bogan was charged with a third-degree felony parole violation charge connected to a possession of a dangerous chemical charge. She was also charged with third-degree felony possession of a prohibited substance in a correctional facility and three Class C misdemeanor possession of marijuana charges. Collectively, her bail has been set at $11,500 for the prohibited substance and the marijuana charges.

According to the police report, a Lufkin Police officer spotted Bogan walking in the 900 block of Weaver Street at approximately 10:06 a.m. Tuesday. When the officer realized that Bogan had an outstanding parole warrant, he arrested her.

The officer asked Bogan if she had anything on her that he should know, she allegedly told him that she had some crack pipes in her pockets. After the officer located two crack pipes in Bogan's pockets, she started grabbing at her crotch, the police report stated.

Knowing that Bogan had a history of hiding things in her crotch or bra, the officer asked what else she was hiding. Bogan allegedly spread her legs and a cigar packet fell to the ground. The package allegedly contained a crack pipe and what appeared to be and smelled like marijuana, according to the police report.

After the officer again asked Bogan if she had anything on her, she replied, "No." While the LPD officer was transporting Bogan to the Angelina County Jail, she allegedly got out of her seat belt and tried to get at her crotch area. The officer pulled over and used a seatbelt to secure Bogan's hands.

When the officer got Bogan to the jail, he told the detention officers about the cigar package she had hidden in her crotch and said that he wanted her searched. A thorough search by a female jailer revealed that Bogan had a tobacco cigar that had been dipped in PCP hidden on her person.

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